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Bridge provides access to Alaskan mine reclamation

August 27, 2012

1332171474_2009_04494_(WEB)In support of ongoing mine reclamation activities at the Red Devil Mine on the Kuskokwim River, the Bureau of Land Management contracted with design-build specialist, Marsh Creek, LLC, on a bridge and access road to this historic mercury mine. 

Built for the barge

Due to the remote location, Marsh Creek chose Big R’s Prefabricated Bridge and foundation systems. The modular components of the bridge were designed to accommodate locally-available lifting equipment and barge transportation. The bridge was specifically designed for the weight of a Volvo A30D Articulated Hauler.

Bolt-A-Bin Abutments: Economical, strong and versatile

The abutments were constructed using Bolt-A-Bin, cellular galvanized steel bin-style retaining walls filled with compacted granular soil. Precast concrete sills and galvanized steel sheet pile backwalls completed the picture. 

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With a 40 year history in the mining, energy and forestry sectors, Big R’s Prefabricated Bridges are the go-to solutions for stream crossings, road or rail overpasses and detour bridges in remote locations.

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Project-at-a-Glance:

Project Name: Red Devil Mine Bridge and Access Road
Location: Red Devil, Alaska (on the Kuskokwin River)
Owner: Bureau of Land Management
Consultant: Marsh Creek, LLC, Anchorage, AK
Contractor: Marsh Creek, LLC (Design-Build)
Type of Product/Application: Modular Steel Vehicular Bridge with Bolt-A-Bin Abutments 
Dimensions: 40' Long x 16' Wide, Weathering Steel, Timber Running Planks